Max's Oyster Bar
Great food, service and atmosphere!
Awesome people and wonderful food!!!
Excellent as usual. Never been disappointed. Filet and Lobster, awesome!
Been to Max's over 50 times in past 15 years.... this restaurant has never FAILED me once. The food has always been AWESOME especially seafood and oysters. Keep up the good work.
10 year anniversary and the establishment did know. This was a good experience, but our initial table was sandwiched closely between other customers. Fortunately there was a window table available. For a regular meal this would have been fine but for an anniversary the table window should have been the default choice. Good restaurant, good service, will go again.
Our server was wonderful! We sat outside and when it started to drizzle she helped us switch tables easily. Food, as always, was excellent!
Amazing food and service.
Usually quite good, however, 2 of us had the specials, one swordfish.. which was a bit overcooked and the
Whole dish was math luke warm... like it was sitting around, the other was cod special and again, not warm but tasty.. the fish and chips were good reported the diner who had that..
Also have become a bit stingy with the bread and crackers, etc...
All in all.. prob cooks night off..
Everything-food, service & ambience-was perfection
Excellent experience overall. The restaurant is top-notch and will be telling all my friends about it.
The lobster bake was an amazing special, properly portioned, excellently done. Pricing good too.
Far and away our favorite special occasion/ seafood place; and sometimes we look for an excuse to have a special occasion! From casual lunches outside or at the bar to romantic dinners MaxO does it all extremely well. Our server remembered us this week from a February visit--including that I am gluten free; we are always treated well and enjoy our dining experience. Have never had anything on the menu I would not recommend!
Great oysters, attentive staff. nice price point wine list. Had the 4th of July special lobster bake - well worth it.
We had the lobster fest menu... clam chowder, lobster and dessert for $29.95 and it was a lot of food. The lobster was 1 1/4 pounds and also had clams, potatoes and sausage. It was a great meal and a great value.
I and a friend indulged in the Lobster Fest prix fixe dinner. It was lovely. Thanks for keeping this New England tradition alive.
Great as always. Had the Fourth of July lobster special. The best place to celebrate my independence is at max oyster bar.
Excellent service. Lobster roll was delicious. Other party members had tacos which were also very good.
Food was excellent, service was good, but could have been better seeing that we arrived before the crowd. Limited cocktail menu.
Great food. Great service !
Great special menu. Black bean soup with lobster was executed superbly. Pan seared swordfish with wild rice, andouille sausage, and corn also was excellent. Fresh oysters were good as always. Fried clams with fries and slaw also worth a try. Try the special mezcal cocktail.
Outstanding. Great food, great service! Highly recommend it.
Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Our server, Jerry, was amazing, top notch. The food was really delicious, always a creative menu for both food and drinks. We’re always happy at Max Oyster but this particular dinner was especially flawless. Thank you!!
received a card and dessert for our anniversary. very thoughtful.
IMHO, Max’s Oyster Bar is the crown jewel in their enterprise! The food & service were stellar!
Oysters were phenomenal. We shared the paella and the rib eye special and it was so good. We could’ve probably gotten away with one or the other because the potions were huge. Well worth the price. Our server Laura was so sweet!
Went for our Anniversary. We appreciated the complementary Cajun shrimp sample and glasses of champagne & truffles for dessert to acknowledge our special occasion. This was a pleasant surprise. The shellfish sampler tray was fantastic! Terrific meal. We sat outside for a nice evening.
Had the worst service ever. Will not return.
Always excellent. Great food and service. It was a beautiful day and we ate on the patio, but whether eating in or out the atmosphere is always nice.
Excellent food, great atmosphere,we will be coming back here again for sure
It was our first experience at Max's as we were in from out of town. We decided on Max's due to a positive recommendation from a family member! They were right on point with this establishment! Great food, nice ambiance and good service! There was an option of outside dining as well! Our waiter was accommodating and attentive. We all considered the prices to be very reasonable! We would certainly not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others!
It was our first time at Max’s Oyster Bar. Our server was very knowledgeable and was more than willing to explain the raw bar and regular menus. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend!
Food was fabulous- beautifully presented and high quality ingredients. Great service with knowledgeable servers. We enjoyed our evening.
The oysters and clams from the raw bar were outstanding. We also had a strip steak and herb grilled lobster that were also delicious. I am definitely going back!!
Everything is great except the noise level. Way, way, way too loud.
Ron the veteran server is a west Hartford treasure! Oysters , clams and shrimp cocktail are ultra fresh it could make you cry! Fish entree and lobster were. Perfect, best seafood in the state!
Best seafood in central Connecticut. Both the halibut and lobster roll were delicious. Service was outstanding.
Fresh food expertly served. We sat for a long time with an old friend, and nobody bothered us.
Great food, excellent service!
Excellent fresh food. Great service,lively atmosphere